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L'Ottavo Ristorante

692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
+1 415-922-3944
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (26 reviews)
“crab bisque” (9 reviews)
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692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Small restaurant within walking distance of Union Square provided an excellent meal of veal parmigiana and fettuccini corsara. Delicious chocolate torte and cannoli for dessert.

1  Thank traveler51520
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here with my teenage son and wife. I had the Gamberoni a mood which was delicious and the other main courses were very good as well. Nice setting, would be a good place for a romantic night. Prices standard for San Francisco

1  Thank Alvin377
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I walked up to this one from a restaurant that was a block down since it had a wait of a hour. This place was pretty full. But was able to seat us. Even with the place being full. The staff was...More

1  Thank Louis K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the unique Italian name and atmosphere. Reservations made, not required. The place is quaint, and has an Italian vibe to it. Really liked the atmosphere. But the main event is the dinner. I ordered the crostini app, the lobster ravioli and...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The food was just barely ok. Would not return. My lasagna was cold in the middle and burned on the underside. The sauce was not what it's stated on the menu and the wine is very limited on and California vintage.

Thank Marine-0311-Grunt
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a quaint small Italian restaurant near the corner of Sutter and Taylor streets. The atmosphere is very authentic and old world offering a romantic setting. The food is reasonably priced with large portions. Ordered the Penne special with Italian sausage , mushrooms, sun-dried...More

1  Thank UStravelmaxx
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Situated a block, or so, from Union Square. Fresh made pastas are a definite plus here. We had a variety of dishes which were all pretty good. The Risotto was fabulous!

1  Thank Thom D
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I enjoy Italian food and Sharon found L'Ottavo's on the internet. We did not have reservations, and were pleased that they were able to seat us immediately. They reluctantly seated us at a table for 4 at our request as the tables for two were...More

1  Thank MPAnderson001
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Italian cuisine is tasty and well presented. An extensive menu, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, and the staff very attentive and pleasant. The house wine is quite acceptable, and we were given a free glass of house wine when ordering an entree. Water...More

1  Thank Harold L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had dinner here on the last evening of our trip and enjoyed the food. I had CARBONARA BACON, SWEET PEAS & FRESH HERBS IN A CREAMY EGG SAUCE and the Crab Bisque. Both were good. The pasta was a very good size portion and...More

1  Thank RAZBW
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-3944
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